Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

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A brand new, site-specific production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution will be staged in a a unique court room setting inside County Hall, adjacent to the London Eye on London's South Bank. Developed with the support and involvement of the Christie family, the new production is directed by Lucy Bailey and will place the audience in the centre of the action within the court room. 

According to her autobiography, Witness for the Prosecution was one of Agatha Christie’s favourites of all her works, stating: ‘One night at the theatre stands out in my memory especially; the first night of Witness for the Prosecution. I can safely say that that was the only first night I have enjoyed… It was one of my plays that I like best myself.’

Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie running time: 
2 hours 15 minutes
3 videos 13 images

Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high. Will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony? Will he be able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?

Parental guidance. Babes in arms are not permitted.
By:
Agatha Christie
Producer:
Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions
Director:
Lucy Bailey
Lighting:
Chris Davey
Sound:
Mic Pool
Design:
William Dudley
Cast list:
Carolin Stolz, Lewis Cope, Simon Dutton, Giles Taylor, Michael Cochrane, Max Dinnen, Janet Fullerlove, Kara Grace-Paseda, Jessica Hole, Francesca Knight, Joe Shire, Paul Lancaster, Nicholas Osmond, Michael Weaver and Karl Wilson.

London County Hall

Address:
Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB
Nearest tube:
Waterloo or Westminster

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When Witness for the Prosecution premiered in 1953, it was one of Agatha Christie’s proudest moments. Originally a short story, she had been convinced to turn it into a play set in a courtroom - an element that only played a small part in her initial story. This new production of her play focuses on that courtroom element, transforming London County Hall into the historic Old Bailey.

Latest Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie News & Features

Take a tour of London County Hall and the set of Witness for the Prosecution
Friday, 12 July, 2019

For two years now, Agatha Christie’s suspenseful murder mystery Witness for the Prosecution has captivated audiences in London. While Christie’s masterful story is full of trademark twists to keep them guessing, it also has the benefit of a magnificent setting. The action unfolds across the floor of the historic London County Hall, which served as the home of local government for over 60 years.

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Witness for the Prosecution extends booking period at London County Hall
Tuesday, 26 February, 2019

It has been announced that the booking period for Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall has been extended, with performances scheduled until March 2020. Witness for the Prosecution follows the case of Leonard Vole, as he is charged with the murder of Emily French. When Leonard’s wife takes to the stand to testify, the play follows Leonard as he tries to convince the jury of his innocence. The play marks the inaugural production to be staged inside a unique courtroom setting at London County Hall.

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New casting announced for Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution
Friday, 23 February, 2018

A new cast has been announced for Lucy Bailey’s production of Witness for the Prosecution, which runs at London County Hall on the South Bank.  The play is about Leonard Vole, who stands trial for the murder of Emily French, a wealthy widow. However, the case is turned on its head with the appearance of an unexpected witness in the dock.  From 27th March, Vole will be played by Harry Reid, best-known for playing Ben Mitchell in EastEnders for almost four years, who will be making his stage debut in the production. 

Catherine Steadman interview - 'Witness for the Prosecution will keep the audience guessing to the end'
Tuesday, 03 October, 2017

Previews begin on Friday for a new immersive production of Witness for the Prosecution, directed by Lucy Bailey, which will take place at London County Hall on the South Bank. The production will take place in the Council Chamber, which will be designed to resemble the Old Bailey. Catherine Steadman will play Romaine Vole in the play, and we asked her about the immersive piece, Agatha Christie’s influence on British storytelling, and visiting the Old Bailey for inspiration. Without giving too much away, what is Witness for the Prosecution about?

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